MAC Announces Field Hockey Players of the Week

Updated 9/25/2012

Offensive Field Hockey Player of the Week 
Olivia Miller, Miami, Forward
Senior, Prospect, Ky. (Academy of Sacred Heart) 
Three goals and one assist for 7 points in three wins over past four days
Miller was the catalyst for the Miami  all weekend as the RedHawks won three games in four days, including a MAC game. Miller had one goal and one assist in the victory over Central Michigan, scoring the game winning goal. She scored twice in Miami’s 7-1 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, including once again putting in the game winner. Even when she wasn’t scoring or receiving the assist for a goal, Miller had a hand in nearly all of the RedHawks’ 14 goals scored over the weekend often setting them up with the initial pass. She led the team with 15 shots, including nine on goal.

Defensive Field Hockey Player of the Week 
Ali Froede, Miami, Back
Junior, Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock) 
Led defense to perfect weekend allowing only 1.33 goals per game, scored one goal and had one assist.
Froede led a Miami defense that allowed only four goals in three games, an average of 1.33 goals per game. That included holding Central Michigan to only one goal to allow the RedHawks to begin MAC play with a victory. She also scored a goal against the Chippewas and assisted on a goal against Georgetown. Froede and the Miami defense allowed only 32 shots in three games, including holding Georgetown and Saint Francis to a combined 14 shots.
Other Nominees: 
Allie White, Ball State, Forward
Freshman, Kettering, Ohio (Fairmont)
White scored a goal in the 4-2 loss to Missouri State and had two assists in the 3-2 loss to Saint Louis. She is tied for most points on the team with eight and has the second-most assists with two. White has taken 14 shots for the Cardinals this season for three goals.
Melanie Kahn, Kent State, Midfielder 
Junior, San Diego, Calif. (Serra) 
Junior midfield Melanie Kahn beat sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Walker on a breakaway 9:17 into overtime for her third goal of the season to give Kent State a 2-1 victory over Ohio in the 2012 Mid-American Conference opener Friday (Sept. 21) at Murphy-Mellis Field. 
Hillary Lawless, Missouri State, Forward
Junior, St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette High)
Hillary Lawless played an integral role in Missouri State's 4-2 win over Ball State on Saturday. The junior from St. Louis, Mo. scored twice and placed five shots on goal against the Cardinals. Lawless also scored a goal against Ohio State on Sunday.
Reiann Stoute, Missouri State, Defender
Senior / Bridgetown, Barbados (Combermere School)
With two defensive saves, Reiann Stoute led Missouri State's defense in the team's 4-2 win over Ball State on Saturday. The senior from Bridgetown, Barbados also scored a goal against the Cardinals.